What will happen after the population collapse?

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    Most of Eurasia is either in or headed for population collapse within one to two decades. South America and Africa are picking up some of the slack but the UN has been predicting maximum world population at 9 billion in 2060 for decades. There probably are counter-trends but some trends were seen in the classical Greek dark age (roughly 900-600 BC) and the Western European dark age (400-800 AD) and are likely to be seen again.

    The lowest levels of decline will be seen in military, transport and communications technology. Roads, aqueducts, walls, tunnels and bridges are still in use 2-3 thousand years after construction.

    Since the US is not part of this population collapse most of the technological advances in Europe and the Far East will be outsourced here over the coming decade in much the same way that Byzantium and its outposts gained from the fall of Rome.

    Since US demographics have an economic boom baked in for 2025-30 and resuming after a slight dip in 2038-49 what form will that boom take?
     
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    Why do you think China and India is buying America?
    They will have here to use.
     
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    Fewer people will live better.
     
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    Well mostly China, India is not seeing as much of a population collapse even though they pioneered gender based abortion. Japan, Korea, Taiwan and most of the rest of the Far East is collapsing mostly through the woman shortage but also population policy.
     
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    I'm not sure how you mean that could you expand the thought a bit?
     
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    Women shortage in China.
    Perhaps we have something to sell them after all?
     
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    You are going to be a grease stain on the floor when the chicks run across that post and I am not going to intervene beyond asking the mods to get thee to the flame zone.
     
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    Women are attracted to men with means. It assures the survival of their spawn. Despite all illusions to the contrary humans do most of their thinking from the reptilian core of their brain, women included.

    Women are also attracted to outsiders, that ensures that inbreeding is kept to a minimum. It also strengthens the gene pool.

    As for a die off, that is merely speculation that is currently at odds with reality. A correction is of course inevitable as population can't rise forever. But what form it will come in and who will be the most effected is beyond anybody's ability to know.

    The world will certainly spend the next 100 years focused intently on controlling the outcome of that uncertainty.

    I expect the ultimate results will be a complete surprise to all of us sheeple, and maybe even the prophets and sci fi writers.

    We have arranged reality so that 5-10 dominant forces are all converging on an intractable impasse within roughly the same period. All of this is new, and none of this is represented by history.

    But the more important question is "will Rock and Roll die, or is it eternal?".
     
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    Rock and Roll is Eternal silly.
     
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    Oh gosh..that was bad..

    Funny..but bad.:lol:
     

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